Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.05%

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Germany shares mixed at close of trade; DAX down 0.05%
Credit: © Reuters. – Germany equities were mixed at the close on Friday, as gains in the Transportation & Logistics , Basic Resources and Chemicals sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Food & Beverages , Construction and Financial Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Frankfurt, the DAX lost 0.05%, while the MDAX index fell 0.22%, and the TecDAX index added 0.42%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the DAX were Linde AG O.N. (DE: LING ), which rose 2.29% or 3.70 points to trade at 164.95 at the close. Deutsche Post AG NA O.N. (DE: DPWGn ) added 1.82% or 0.590 points to end at 33.000 and Commerzbank AG O.N. (DE: CBKG ) was up 1.79% or 0.158 points to 8.995 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Heidelbergcement AG O.N. (DE: HEIG ), which lost 2.22% or 1.9300 points to trade at 85.0000 in late trade. Vonovia SE (DE: VNAn ) declined 1.82% or 0.61 points to end at 33.23 and RWE AG ST O.N. (DE: RWEG ) shed 1.33% or 0.205 points to 15.205.

The top performers on the MDAX were Krones AG O.N. (DE: KRNG ) which rose 3.76% to 109.000, Leoni AG (DE: LEOGn ) which was up 3.56% to settle at 49.870 and Osram Licht AG (F: OSRn ) which gained 2.91% to close at 61.336.

The worst performers were Deutsche Euroshop AG (DE: DEQGn ) which was down 4.72% to 37.265 in late trade, Suedzucker AG (DE: SZUG ) which lost 4.52% to settle at 19.635 and Fielmann AG (DE: FIEG ) which was down 3.01% to 70.180 at the close.

The top performers on the TecDAX were Nemetschek AG O.N. (DE: NEKG ) which rose 5.18% to 63.000, Aixtron SE NA O.N. (DE: AIXGn ) which was up 4.55% to settle at 5.034 and Siltronic AG (DE: WAFGn ) which gained 3.92% to close at 66.000.

The worst performers were Adva Optical Networking SE (DE: ADAG ) which was down 2.28% to 10.090 in late trade, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (DE: AFXG ) which lost 1.04% to settle at 41.720 and Slm Solution G (DE: AM3D ) which was down 0.86% to 38.66 at the close.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 383 to 377 and 21 ended unchanged on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

The DAX volatility index , which measures the implied volatility of DAX options, was up 3.25% to 14.37.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.15% or 1.87 to $1267.77 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.12% or 0.06 to hit $49.03 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.06% or 0.03 to trade at $51.85 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.17% to 1.0891, while EUR/GBP fell 0.14% to 0.8414.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 98.93.

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